All Good Books are Alike…Ernest Hemingway Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)
All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you; the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse, and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. If you can get so that you can give that to people, then you are a writer.
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Reblogged this on mira prabhu and commented:
All good books are alike in some respects, said the great Ernest Hemingway…check out Bridget Whelan’s brief post here….
Thanks for reblogging, Mira
Thank you for that – this is such an inspiring quote.
I like what he is saying and also the way he said it, almost as if he knew this since he could read but he was still working it out in his mind…
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Thanks Jack for reblogging
Lovely quote! I know exactly what he means… I love when I am drawn so deeply into a story like that, but physically cant bear it when its all over!
It’s magic when you find a book that does it to you…Ah, to be able to write one that does it to other people.
This is why I love reading . . . and the challenge of writing!
In this sense, it really does help to ‘write what you know’. That way, you’ll achieve the sense of authenticity even easier
Couldn’t agree more. To me, it’s that stunned feeling I get when I finish the last page, desperate for more, and realize it’s over. Now, that’s a good book!
I actually sit at a desk with a Hemingway quotation. It is slightly different though. Alcohol is featured in said quotation.